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Saturday: Clement St. Pub Crawl
CrawlSF and Tom Roche Present: The 2nd Annual Clement Street Pub Crawl
Saturday, August 28, 4-8PM
more details: link
Saturday: Free Outdoor Film
Rear Window (1954)
Union Square 8PM or dusk
No bike valet parking that I am aware of, but uncertain =)
More info: sfneighborhoodtheater.org
Sunday, August 29 Meet: 9-930am at Peet’s Coffee Start: 10:00 am sharp
End: About 12 noon
More info: bikeNOPA »
Sunday: North Beach by Night walking tour
this is my bike parked outside of specs – always a good time in that little gem bar
just the fact that it begins here, gives me a good feeling. and that is the get-to-know the real North beach, baby. Say hi to Carol Doda if you see her walking around the neighborhood as well =)
Meet in front of Specs Cafe, 12 Saroyan Place -Columbus next to Tosca Cafe.
Sunday, August 29
7 pm | FREE
more details: link
It’s a Race For Space….man
August 29th at high noon
While waiting to be seated inside Weird Fish the other day, there was a whipper-snapper with skinny ass jeans and a trendy messenger bag, and he walked right in front of me straight to the back, wrote down his name +his party of 3. I though maybe he was getting food to go.
Shortly after, I asked the waitress if there was a waiting list, I also mentioned I had been standing there for about 5-10 minutes (this place is tiny), and thought it was weird no one had acknowledged me but, assumed they were just busy.
She said something like:
“Our PROTOCOL is not to sit people down, we have no hostess, so you walk yourself up and the list is up there.” Signaling towards the back of the restaurant and with tremendous sass and highly-annoyed energy.
“Oh I see” I said.
Given that many times before, they have taken my name, phone number included, just in case I wanderlusted around the sidewalk. And I have enjoyed this place plenty, and many times before. I don’t judge upon one poorly mannered staf member, so on with the evening.
Easy. I’ll just take my business somewhere else.
No big deal, really.
So instead, my dinner partner and I went to La Oaxaqueña, where I can shoot the shit, no waiting lists required, talk to all of the staff, and even get some music from these well mannered gents, on the house, upon whatever I request because I know the lyrics to all of the songs they are playing. Now that is a PROTOCOL.
Music, Beans and Oaxacan cheese over some wannabe-fancy-mean waitress?
Later that night, we ran into a bit more of a larger-scale, real weird fish in Potrero Hill.
Always a big sign that burning man is around the corner =)
Monday, August 23rd
I made a little quick graphic for this new series. You likeys?!
+will make up next week, hopefully our busy-city dads (and all SF parents) have had a busy back to school this week, so, it’s all good.
Stay tuned for next week’s profile and make sure to check out bikeNOPA today 😀
Previously: First Dads On Wheels post
**If you or someone you know, would like to participate email me at bikesandthecity +at+ gmail**
I received an email from the Bay Area Air and I have never done video, but this seems like a pretty fun contest to enter and posted this so many talented video city dwellers out there like you should all enter!
Video is open to not only open to those of us on bikes, but anyone that walks, uses public transit. Good luck!
In an effort to get Bay Area residents more excited about doing their part to Spare the Air and to educate them about clean commute alternatives, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is running the “Commuter Chronicles” Video Contest from August 11 through September 30.
To enter, Bay Area entrants should submit a 60-second or less video explaining why and how they Spare the Airduring their commute, whether it is by carpooling, taking public transit, telecommuting, biking, walking or doing something even more creative. Contest prizes include a folding bike, a $250 FasTrack pass and $100 Starbucks gift cards, and 10 $100 Clipper passes.
from Spare the Air Bay Area] :
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Launches the
Spare the Air “Commuter Chronicles” Video Contest
Prizes Include a Folding Bike, a $250 FasTrack Pass and $100 Starbucks Gift Card
and 10 $100 Clipper Passes
WHAT: The Bay Area’s 7 million residents take more than 3.5 million car trips a day, which is the single largest source of pollution in the Bay Area. Much of these car trips are 2 miles or less, a short distance that could be walked or biked.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District invites Bay Area residents to share their commuting story in a short video for a chance to win one of three commuter-friendly prizes:
· Grand Prize: Dahon Mu Uno Folding Bike ($579 value)
· First Prize: $250 FasTrack pass and $100 Starbucks gift card
· Second Prize: One of 10 $100 Clipper passes, for use on AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry and all Muni vehicles
Entrants should explain in 60 seconds or less why and how they Spare the Air every day during their commute – whether it is by carpooling, taking public transit, telecommuting, biking, walking or doing something even more creative. Contest entrants must register for a YouTube account (if they don’t already have one), post their video on YouTube and send the Air District a message via the Spare the AirYouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SpareTheAirBayAreafor a chance to win.